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Old 15 April 2008, 09:30 PM
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Dog Alert about ProMeris Flea & Tick Preventative


Alert about the new Flea & Tick Preventative called ProMeris

This is a new product designed to be a more effective product than
other flea/tick treatments that was just released this year. It is
available thru a vet and not currently on-line. I got ProMeris this
week for my 7 dogs (6 Huskies & 1 Golden-Airedale), and the results
were debilitating for nearly all of them-including me. Since my
incident this week, my vet has pulled it from distribution and alerted
the manufacturer, Fort Dodge.

Here are my results: Within less than 2 hours after applying, 4 of my
dogs had vomited from 2-4 times, 3 were disoriented and stumbling, 1
was dragging his back leg, 1 was salivating. I had very similar
symptoms like an allergic reaction-my lips were swollen, eyes very
red, mucous membranes such as eyes, nose, and mouth were stinging. I
was very disoriented-dizzy equilibrium and not able to drive. To make
this a short story-all 7 of my dogs were admitted to the hospital for
veterinarian care, and 3 of them remained for care, IV fluids and
observation for 24 hours. I was in the emergency room. I'm home now
and so are the dogs. We're all feeling much better. Vet bills were
over $2,500 and Fort Dodge is paying for these. Not only can the
product cause this reaction, it has a highly noxious odor that
permeated the house and is just starting to dissipate after 3 days.

Your dogs/cats might not have the same reaction, but given my
experience — I wanted to help you all become well-educated about the
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Old 15 April 2008, 11:18 PM
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Well, the official studies didn't find anything like this even in the extreme overdoses.


I've been interested in this stuff because the other stuff (Frontline, Advantage) just doesn't work on my animals, if it helps at all, it wears off within a week (and I know not to wash them). With as many animals as I have, it's $60 a month or so and for that much, I expect it to work for the whole month.
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